Countdown: 2 more days to go: I FEEL SLOVENIA IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria

Published: 20.9.2018

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Countdown: 2 more days to go: I FEEL SLOVENIA IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria

I FEEL SLOVENIA IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria, a remarkable sports event, which places Slovenia on the map of world's most prominent sports and business destinations is about to begin. 

Countdown: 2 more days to go: I FEEL SLOVENIA IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria

In less than two days, on Sunday, 23 September, Slovenian Istria will host I FEEL SLOVENIA IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria, a prestigious and high-profile sports event, for the first time. More than 1400 participants from 43 countries will get a chance to test their limits, surrounded by breathtaking nature. With access to the Adriatic Sea and rolling hills as well as a perfect touristic infrastructure, Slovenian Istria is a place made for such an event. 

The Slovenian Tourist Board sees a great potential in sports events, which not only increase the visibility and reputation of Slovenia as an excellent sporting events destination, but also showcase breathtaking nature and diversity of the country.

Let us recall: Nestled in the heart of Europe at the crossroads of four vastly contrasting landscapes, Slovenia is a true little gem with a striking and diverse nature and the perfect playground for a range of outdoor and indoor activities. With more than 10,000 km of marked hiking trails, 14 cycling destinations, endless possibilities for cave trekking, white-water rafting, climbing and standup paddle-boarding across crystal-clear waters, the country is a must-visit destination for all adventure seekers – 365 days a year. What’s more, whatever you fancy is only a stone’s throw away.

Since there is also a great number of businessmen and influential poeple among the participants of the triathlon, this event is also an opportunity to present Slovenia as an excellent business partner and as a sustainable destination for 5-star experiences. For this very reason, the press conference has been organised today, among the speakers is also the Director of the Slovenian Tourist Board, Msc. Maja Pak.

The I FEEL SLOVENIA IRONMAN 70.3 Slovenian Istria triathlon will lead through old towns, picturesque villages and nature with magnificent views. Four beautiful coastal cities, Koper, Izola, Piran and Ankaran, will host athletes and their supporters, offering a distinct Mediterranean experience each with their own unique attractions and charms. The race will start in Koper, with the 1.9 km (1.2 miles) spectator-friendly swim course. A 90.1 km (56 miles) bike course leading through two countries – Slovenia and Italy – then awaits the participants as they ride through the old town of Koper and the city of Ankaran. In Milje (Muggia) athletes cross the state border between Slovenia and Italy and ride along the Italian coast. On its return to Slovenia the course passes Osp, one of Slovenia’s oldest villages with beautiful stone houses and picturesque streets. Two more ascents follow in the hinterland of Slovenian Istria and the course ends with a long descent where athletes are able to enjoy an amazing view over two well-known Slovenian tourist destinations, Koper, Izola and Piran. 

A two-lap run course of 21.1 km (13.1 miles) concludes the race. The course leads through the center of Koper and then along the coastal road to Izola and back. The run course is flat with its highest point just 5 meters (16 feet) above sea level. The finish line is located at the promenade of Koper right next to the sea.

Among the participants are also the winners of our contest that we published in the newsletter a month ago: Abdulrahman Alhosani from Abu Dhabi and Katrin Hagen from Germany, who convinced us with their stories – more about their impressions to follow soon! Stay tuned!

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